Tahlia Giumelli bravely reveals her battle with postnatal depression
Tahlia Giumelli bravely reveals her battle with postnatal depression and admits she would ‘cry tears of frustration and anger’ after the birth of her second child with NRL star fiancé Tom Burgess
Model and WAG Tahlia Giumelli has revealed her battle with postnatal depression.
The 28-year-old spoke candidly about her struggles with her mental health in a Q&A with fans on Instagram on Thursday.
The mother-of-two said she was first diagnosed with the condition seven weeks after her second child with her NRL star fiancé Tom Burgess, Elodie, now four months old, was born in mid-November.
Brave: Tahlia Giumelli bravely revealed her battle with postnatal depression on Thursday in a candid Q&A with fans on Instagram
In a series of posts, Tahlia said she was a ‘right mess’ and ‘would cry tears of frustration and anger.’
She said she was on medication, but soon will be coming off it with the help of her doctor.
Tahlia also told fans that things do ‘get better,’ if they’re struggling with PND.
Candid: The mother-of-two said she was first diagnosed with the condition seven weeks after her and NRL star fiancé Tom Burgess’ second child Elodie, now four months old, was born in mid-November
Raw: In a series of posts, Tahlia said she was a ‘right mess’ and ‘would cry tears of frustration and anger.’ She said she found it hard going from having one child to two children after welcoming Elodie
What is postnatal depression?
– According to BetterHealth Channel, it can be ‘a mild feeling of sadness to a paralysing depression’ after welcoming a child
-PND can affect both mothers, fathers and respective partners
– Symptoms include an inability to cope, loss of appetite, anxiety, negative thoughts
‘I was diagnosed with PND seven weeks after Elodie was born,’ Tahlia said.
‘We had one thing after another hit us (premmie, gastro, hospitalisation for bronchiolitis, reflux and feeding issues, all whilst trying to find somewhere to live).’
She said she found it hard going from having one child to two after welcoming Elodie. Their daughter Sophie is now two.
‘I was a right mess. I just knew myself and I knew this wasn’t the person I am,’ she added in the post.
‘I would cry tears of frustration and anger. I wanted to pack my bags and just be on my own. I kept saying I’m not coping over and over again and I wasn’t.’
Tahlia said she told Tom she was struggling and he suggested she seek professional help.
She added that she has been using exercise and heading to the gym as her own time to work on herself.
‘I do believe physical exercise is the best for mental health,’ she said, adding that the condition is ‘much more common than you think.’
Tahlia has also been open in the past with her battle with Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel disease.
If you or anyone you know is struggling, contact Beyond Blue.
Her biggest supporter: Tahlia revealed that she told Tom she was struggling and he suggested she seek professional help
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